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The Best Banana Bread Cake

April King
Is there anything better than a slice of banana bread? How about a slice of banana bread cake? This recipe takes your favorite breakfast treat and transforms it into a decadent dessert. The rich, banana cake is perfect for special occasions or when you need a sweet treat. Best of all, it's easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. So, what are you waiting for? Grab some bananas and get baking!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 cup mashed bananas


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


Cake Batter

  • Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 9x13 cake pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat softened butter and sugar until combined.
  • Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Continue beating until smooth and creamy.
  • Next, add flour, baking soda, and salt and beat until just combined.
  • Stir in mashed bananas until batter is mixed well.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 30-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean with inserted in the middle.
  • Remove from the oven and allow cake to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Prepare frosting by beating softened butter and cream cheese until mixed well.
  • Add vanilla and powdered sugar and continue beating until smooth. *Frosting should be thick*
  • Frost cooled cake, top each piece of cake with a slice of banana and chopped walnuts if desired. Enjoy!
Keyword Banana Bread Cake
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